Founded in 1837
Details are sketchy, but Ardenistile was built in 1837, only it closed shortly thereafter in 1848. It was placed directly next door to Laphroaig -- so they did not fail due to location, right? Ultimately Laphroaig purchased the land and buildings, using them for warehousing space.

If you think about it, the shell of long-dead Ardenistile was was literally possessed and filled with the spirit(s) of Laphroaig. At least, that's how we like to think about it. The buildings have remained largely unchanged for over 150 years.

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
  • Established
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Status
  • Address
    Ardenistile, Port Ellen, Laphroaig, Argyll and Bute PA42 7DU, Scotland
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Islay - Home to the peated beasts.

The southernmost island of the Southern Hebrides is is the fifth-largest Scottish island. Whisky-wise, Islay is characterised by malts that are pungent with peat, smoke and salinity, revealing their complexity layer after layer. There are eight working distilleries on Islay.

Even the island’s name is shrouded in complexity; the proper pronunciation of Islay is ‘eye-la’.
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